Last night saw the coming together of the Sydney moto community in a slightly unorthodox, but highly entertaining fashion.

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Sydney flat trackers, The Jerkyls teamed up with Sol Invictus Motorcycles for an evening of screw drivers & angle grinders, taking the recently released 250cc Mercury café racer and pulling in members of the crowd to put it on a podium, tear it to pieces and turn it into a flat tracker.

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The event was held in a small gallery space in Paddington, with some of the Jerkyls trackers on show and an re-run of the VICTORIOUS photography exhibition from a couple of weeks back.

And so it began, piece by piece the basics of the bike were stripped. The plan was to go all the way with it, changing the tank, tyres, bars, set, exhaust etc – but the pre-show checks revealed that the after market seat and tank didn’t fit, and there was no time for a tyre swap. Either way, what 6-8 guys got through in the space of half an hour was pretty impressive. See the strip and build below:

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ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco
ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco
ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco
ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco
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ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco
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They even had a raffle…

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… and a drip tray full of prizes.

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And that was that, with a tank, seat and tyres still to come, it’s pretty much ready to hit the dirt. With the front end cleaned up and the mufflers out of the way, this little nipper became a little ripper – and a loud one at that!

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ninetynineco nco weareninetynineco we are ninety nine co sol invictus motorcycles the jerkyls slide night rising sun workshop sydney australia mercury cafe racer flat tracker custom build stories of bike braaap ninetynineco

Check out the original Mercury on the Sol Invictus website and find more on The Jerkyls on their Facebook.